what age did you start to have kids, and what age do you want to be done?

Laura - posted on 06/16/2011 ( 89 moms have responded )

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I had my first when I was 26, my second when I was 27, and I will be having my 3rd when I'm 28. I will probably pop them all out pretty close together, but I want to be done for sure by the time I'm 32. How about you?

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Krystal - posted on 07/28/2011

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i had my first at 17 (july 27,2007) my second when i was 19(nov 4,2008) and my third when i was 20 (oct 4,2010) i plan on having my last one before im 25, i will still get see them graduate and be young enough to live some

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Heidi - posted on 07/30/2011

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i was 20 when i had my daughter n i would like to stop at bout 30.. i only want one more in bout 3 yrs, if i find the right guy as i have recently become single..

Annemarie - posted on 07/30/2011

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First at 19....last at 36, would love to have the energy or the courage to have another but nope I think thats it for me, three in all....

Andrea - posted on 07/29/2011

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I've discovered the most important things in life happen when the timing is right. I got pregnant when I was 22 and misscarried that baby at 11 wks. Got pregnant again 12 long years later after $15,000 and 5 fertility treatments later. Had my baby at 34. Would love to have another baby but I'm just going to leave it open and say i would like to do that before I'm 40!! : )

Andrea - posted on 07/29/2011

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I've discovered the most important things in life happen when the timing is right. I got pregnant when I was 22 and misscarried that baby at 11 wks. Got pregnant again 12 long years later after $15,000 and 5 fertility treatments later. Had my baby at 34. Would love to have another baby but I'm just going to leave it open and say i would like to do that before I'm 40!! : )

Tasha - posted on 07/28/2011

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wow after reading a few posts im an old lady, i waited until 30 to get pregnant, ill be 32 in about a month and would like to have one more but itd have to be soon and my husband isnt quite as excited about the idea!

Ashley - posted on 07/27/2011

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My first was born when I was 23 and I am about to have my 3rd and last at 27.

Crystal - posted on 07/26/2011

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i had my son when i was 26, we want to have 1 more, the oldest i want to be is 33

Kacie - posted on 07/21/2011

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Marsha, a guy my husband works with had one done. 11yrs later they had their 4th child! and before anyone says/asks.....YES its his!

Lesley - posted on 07/21/2011

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Hi Laura

I wanted kids from an early age but never got the option but defo wanted one before i was 30 got my wish n had my son just before although id love another and its killing me cos im now a single mum x

Marsha - posted on 07/20/2011

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I had my first right after I turned 19, second right before 22 and third right after 23. My hubby had a vasectomy so we thought we were done, but the fourth came right before 29 and now five will be here right before my 31 birthday. I've already signed to have my tubes tied and hubby is going back in for another vasectomy!

Marsha - posted on 07/20/2011

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I had my first right after I turned 19, second right before 22 and third right after 23. My hubby had a vasectomy so we thought we were done, but the fourth came right before 29 and now five will be here right before my 31 birthday. I've already signed to have my tubes tied and hubby is going back in for another vasectomy!

Marsha - posted on 07/20/2011

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I had my first right after I turned 19, second right before 22 and third right after 23. My hubby had a vasectomy so we thought we were done, but the fourth came right before 29 and now five will be here right before my 31 birthday. I've already signed to have my tubes tied and hubby is going back in for another vasectomy!

Glenda - posted on 07/18/2011

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I used to have an idealistic view on this. I wanted 3 kids before age 30. Life happens, though, and my plan changed because I couldn't afford any more kids for awhile. I had my first son when I was 26. When he was 19 months old, I lost my job working in a furniture mfg. office due to business going to China. I already had a BA degree, but went back to school to get my teaching license. Because of the way the classes were offered, this took 2 years. When I finished, I got a job teaching. We tried again and didn't conceive until January of that year. I had my 2nd son in Sept. of 2010 at age 31. I still want another baby, but I was laid off from my job due to the economy & cuts to public school. Who knows when I will have a job and can afford my 3rd? My husband doesn't make enough to support us on his own. I really want 3 kids, but I have to be able to support them.....

Jessica - posted on 07/18/2011

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I had my first at 16, and my second when I was 18 and I am currently pregnant with my third, I will be 20 when I have him. I have 1 girl and soon to be 2 boys! I want 2 more children hopefully before I am 35.

Jessica - posted on 07/18/2011

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I had my first at 16, and my second when I was 18 and I am currently pregnant with my third, I will be 20 when I have him. I have 1 girl and soon to be 2 boys! I want 2 more children hopefully before I am 35.

Sabrina - posted on 07/18/2011

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I had my first at 28, my second at 31, and my third at 33. I wanted to be done by 35 and I did that.

Melissa - posted on 07/17/2011

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Oh and I've always wanted 5 kids since I could remember, so however long it takes us to reach our goal, lol.

Melissa - posted on 07/17/2011

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I had my first at 18, the day before my 19th birthday, after 12 months of trying. I found out I was pregnant 3 weeks after my wedding! With my second, I was 20, and with my 3rd I was 22.

Summer - posted on 07/15/2011

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i got pregnant when i was 18 had my son at 19, and had my daughter when i was 21, i am now going to 24 and i do believe im done! i love kids but i think 2 is enough for me, i may change my mind someday tho.

Aubrie - posted on 07/11/2011

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I got pregnant with my first when i was 17 then again when i was 18. I'm done i might want to have another one when I'm in my 20's more in the 26 27 area ! n thats a maybee !!

Aubrie - posted on 07/11/2011

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I got pregnant with my first when i was 17 then again when i was 18. I'm done i might want to have another one when I'm in my 20's more in the 26 27 area ! n thats a maybee !!

Stifler's - posted on 07/05/2011

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I was 20 when i got pregnant with the first 21 when I had him and 22 when I had the second.

Brooke - posted on 07/05/2011

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planned my first at 17, had her at 18.. planned and gave birth to my son a week and a half ago and im 20.
We have one of each and think we are blessed as is. So I dont think we'll have anymore.

Brooke - posted on 07/05/2011

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planned my first at 17, had her at 18.. planned and gave birth to my son a week and a half ago and im 20.
We have one of each and think we are blessed as is. So I dont think we'll have anymore.

Chantelle - posted on 06/27/2011

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I fell pregnant for the 1st time at 16 and lost the baby then i fell again at 17 once again no baby and then i fell again at 18 and had a beautiful little boy Ethan who's now 20 months old then i fell again at 19 and once again i lost the baby then i fell again at 19 and now i have another beautiful baby boy who wilt be 3 weeks tomorrow i may have started having kids at 18 but have considered myself a mother since i was 16 i may have only raise two of my children but still consider myself a mother of 5 i love my son's dearly my fiance and i tried really hard to get them and i know my 3 little angels are watching over them and protecting them

Merry - posted on 06/25/2011

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First I was 20, second I was 22, I want to be done by 32. We want two more so idk when we will have the third, but likely three years after the second. Hard to say cuz the second is just a month old now!

Kacie - posted on 06/24/2011

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i had Jace 2 months before i turned 20. my husband and i are content with one. I like the fact that once he's 18 and (hopefully) on his own, i wont yet be 40! =)

Sharon - posted on 06/24/2011

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I was 31 for the first (19mths), 32 for our second (9wks). We had always planned to have 3 before I am 35. We are on target as we'll start trying for the third when our youngest is about 12mths.

Brandi - posted on 06/23/2011

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I had my first at 22, my second at 24, my third a 25 and my fourth at 27. No one has been "fixed" yet, but we think we are done.

Kiara - posted on 06/23/2011

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I hd my first when i was 21 n my husband wnts more bt when were much more stable n muffin is about 3or 4 so it wnt b to much of an age difference so ill say my lst one when im 27 or 28.

Amy - posted on 06/23/2011

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had first at 24. i'm 29 and i'm sure this little one i just brought home is my last. 3 kids is enough for me. :)

Kelsey - posted on 06/22/2011

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i was 16 when i started and i want my kids about 5 years apart so im almost 19 now i want another when im 21 and another when im about 26 or 27

Chawanida - posted on 06/22/2011

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I had my 1st when I was 24 second when I was 27 they just right enough 3rd when I'm 28 that is too near for 2nd and 3rd..but how ever they really cute.

Sherry - posted on 06/22/2011

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I had my first child at the age of 21 my second child was born at the age of 22 and my third child was born at the age of 23. I just had my third child (son) at the end of this past january and i got my tubes tied since im done having children.

Michi - posted on 06/22/2011

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I had my first @ 28 and now having my second @ 29. The baby is due 8/17 so if the baby comes after 8/4 I will be 30 by then. But this is it for me. 2 is great!! I was an only child so I only wanted my kids to have a sibling :)

Ky - posted on 06/22/2011

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Got pregnant w/ my 1st a 16--delivered at 17...I just had my 2nd 6mos ago and I'm 23. I want at least 4, no more than 8. Hopeful to be done by 35.

Sarah - posted on 06/21/2011

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I had my first just days after my 20th birthday, and will be 24 when my fourth is born. None of ours were planned, per se, but I'm enjoying how its turned out! Growing up, I always said I wanted 12 kids at least, but I'm kinda tired of being pregnant, lol. I'm thinkin' we might call it quits for now!
For me, age is not the issue. As long as we are both healthy and our finances are steady, I'd be willing to keep having children.

Nikki - posted on 06/21/2011

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I had my first at 24, my second at 25, and will be having my third at 27...I want to be done by the time I'm 30. This one or maybe 1 more will be the last ones...we'll see :)

Andrea - posted on 06/21/2011

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I had my first biological child at 45 after adopting a little girl when I was 43.

Kyla - posted on 06/21/2011

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I had my first at 24, I would like one more, but I'm not in any hurry. Hopefully by 30 or 31, it will have to be a C-section delivery, and then i plan on having my tubes tied.

Pam - posted on 06/21/2011

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I had my first when I was 25 and second at 26 and am done I wanted kids before age 30 due to there being higher risk for women and children after that age

Angela - posted on 06/20/2011

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I was married 2 months before I turned 39, had premature girl twins 10 months later, 3rd girl at 41, and the 4th girl just 2 weeks before I turned 43 (3 months ago). We have been talking already about the possibility of a fifth child, not because we want a boy, but because I come from a large family and we wanted a lot of kids.

Desiree - posted on 06/20/2011

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I had my first when I was 21, then came 23, 26, and finally 30. I gave myself a 10 year window, now my son's father wants to start over and now we are 36 and 38. My oldest is 16 (almost 17) - and we are NOT the Duggars. I have tried to tell him I have been fixed for 7 years, what am I to do?

Leanne - posted on 06/20/2011

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I started at 31, had another at 33, then 35, then 37. I'm happy with what I have, but if I am blessed with another mirable, then I hope it's before I'm 40.

Belinda - posted on 06/20/2011

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i was 17 years old when i had my frist child ,20 years old with my second and 29 truning 30 with my thred..

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I was 21 when I first got pregnant, but miscarried. At 22 I got pregnant with my daughter. I am now 24 and am 13 weeks pregnant with our hopeful baby (this will be my 4th pregnancy).

Since I am obviously having a hard time carrying a baby we plan on stopping when I'm around 30-32. We will definitely stop at 35. If I'm having a hard time now, it will only get worse with age.

Nicky - posted on 06/20/2011

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We didnt put a timeframe on it, but knew we wanted to get ourselves sorted, and have a trip overseas first, so when i was 28 we came back from an awesome holiday in Borneo and the UK, and fell pregnant fairly quickly, Im now 30 and going to have our 2nd child before I'm 31 (am 24 wks preg)
I wanted 5 kids, still do, but am nervous enough about having 2 under 2, so in a few years we will reassess and see if we want more children, I expect we might just be happy with the 2.

Natalie - posted on 06/20/2011

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I was pregnant at 20 by accident as me and my partner had only made us official after a month.Had my little boy at 21, i'm now 22 be 23 in July aswell as my little boy turning 2 (July) he's are world and wouldn't change anything. Were now thinking of baby number 2 but maybe not till i'm 24 as for other's i'm still young and would like 3 or 4 depending on the money side of things!

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